Elizabeth Bottorff

1 February 1816–23 November 1862 (Age 46)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Bottorff was born on 1 February 1816, in Indiana, United States, her father, Rev Samuel Bottorff, was 25 and her mother, Anna Swartz, was 20. She married James C Ruddell about 1835, in Clark, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Jeffersonville, Jeffersonville Township, Clark, Indiana, United States for about 30 years. She died on 23 November 1862, in Indiana, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in New Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Watson, Clark, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

James C Ruddell
Elizabeth Bottorff
Marriage: about 1835
William W Ruddell
Sara A Ruddell
James M Ruddell

Spouse and Children

about 1835
Clark, Indiana, United States


    William W Ruddell



    James M Ruddell


Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (7)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 3

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1825 · State Capital Moves to Indianapolis

Age 9

The state capital was moved from Corydon to Indianapolis on January 10, 1825.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 14

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

German: possibly a habitational name from a place named Bottorf near Quakenbrück.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Ruddle, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elizabeth Ruddell in household of Merrit N Hall, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Elizabeth Bottorff, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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